Each June, the LGBTQ community is celebrated at Pride festivals and parades in communities all over the country (and world!). With so many great things that happened this Pride Month, we wanted to provide a quick recap so none of these awesome events go unnoticed! Check out our highlights below.
Capital Pride Parade
WeddingWire staff, along with LGBTQ-friendly couples and wedding professionals, showed support for same-sex couples and allies throughout the nation by walking in the Capital Pride Parade. Our team was also joined by Kathryn Hamm, Publisher of GayWeddings.com.
2015 marks the third year WeddingWire has been involved in DC’s Pride Month celebrations. Our team was at Capital Pride in both 2012 and 2013 to help festival-goers learn about the Wed We Can campaign, and in 2014 when we joined the parade on its walk through the District.
Check out the following photos from the parade!
In early June, WeddingWire also announced the acquisition of GayWeddings.com! While we’ve been partners since 2011, we’re happy to transition from partnership to acquisition in a seamlessly extension of the mission of both sites. Since the acquisition, GayWeddings.com has continued to empower engaged couples and LGBTQ-friendly wedding professionals as part of the growing WeddingWire Network of brands in the weddings and events category. We are thrilled to welcome Kathryn as an official part of the WeddingWire family!
Marriage Equality Supreme Court Ruling
On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States made history in a 5-4 ruling that found bans on marriage equality to be unconstitutional. The court ruled that the right to marriage is a fundamental right for all – that there is no legal or moral justification for standing in the path of marriage equality.
Members of the WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com teams were on-site to witness the historic decision, and spent the morning celebrating with the LGTBQ community and straight allies in attendance. Kathryn Hamm also commemorated this incredible milestone and reflected on how her mother’s view for the wedding landscape has finally come to fruition.
Below are a few photos from the morning of the ruling!
Wed We Can Campaign
The Wed We Can campaign, developed in 2011, represents our investment in and commitment to the unions of all loving couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. To kick off Pride Month, we refreshed the Wed We Can site and unveiled a new logo for same-sex marriage supporters to share across their favorite social networks. We also added the new Show Your Support page, which features recent Instagram posts using #WedWeCan from advocates within the community.
Thanks again to all the Pros who joined us in celebrating another great Pride Month! Continue learning more about the same-sex community by visiting WedWeCan.com for free resources, education, and tools to help you better serve same-sex couples.